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Hockey.

Saints sort pre-season

Hockey. The Rocky Cape Tavern Saints’ Division One Men have shocked their opponents by placing third in the 2016 ‘Burnie Skins’ competition recently. The pre-season tournament was held at the McKenna Park Hockey Centre and welcomed Greater Northern League clubs, the Tasmanian U/21 side and Hobart’s Diamond Backs to the three-day competition. Playing five games …

3 years ago

Carnival fun for Masters

Tournament. A team of Circular Head Hockey Association and Greater Northern League veteran players have put aside their home rivalry to represent the region at the Tasmanian Masters Intrastate Hockey Carnival. Held in Launceston on Saturday February 27 and Sunday February 28, the tournament saw the Smithton Saints play three games over the course of …

3 years ago

Mainwaring’s 550 game milestone

Hockey. Smithton Hockey Club’s Elliott Mainwaring just “shows up every year” and by doing so has earned a title more than 30 years in the making. Starting his career with the Saints in 1983, Mainwaring has this year clocked up more than 550 club games. “They just sort of add up,” he said. “When I …

3 years ago
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Fine ambassadors

Tournament. Circular Head hockey juniors travelled to Launceston last week to compete over two days in the schools’ annual Country Gold Carnival held at St Leonards. The two teams, Hockeyroos and Hockeyburras, played in Divisions 1 and 2 respectively and were both coached and managed by Leighton Poke and Joanie Coker. Playing against four other …

3 years ago

U/16s fall short in final

Hockey. The season came to a close for Smithton’s U/16s on Friday night as they fell to Burnie Baptist 1-0 at home in the Elimination Final. In a game that was always going to be close, Smithton started out well but failed to make their mark on the scoreboard. Liam McLaren was strong at full …

3 years ago

Home finish

GNL Women. In their last away game of the season, the Rocky Cape Tavern Smithton Saints were defeated 3-1 by bottom-of-the-ladder South Burnie. In very warm conditions, the Saints fought hard from the opening whistle and although they had the majority of play, it was South who scored first through a penalty corner. Despite the …

3 years ago
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No second chance

Hockey. Another strong 8-2 win against City Marians on Friday was not quite enough to push Smithton’s U/16s into second place ahead of the finals series. The result leaves them in third spot with an elimination final against Burnie Baptist in Smithton to play out this Friday night. Dominating the play from the outset, Sam …

3 years ago

Under the radar

Hockey. It’s the impressive streak that has rarely received coverage, but that’s the way the Rocky Cape Tavern Saints’ Div 3 Men would prefer it. Out of Smithton Hockey Club’s five coastal sides entered this year, the Wednesday-night warriors have continued to excel above the rest, unbeaten on top in 18 games at the time …

3 years ago

Back to back victory

Hockey. Smithton’s U/16s welcomed back Connie Perry from state duties to outplay South Burnie 4-0 on Friday night at Smithton Hockey Centre. Perry slotted straight back into centre half and took control in the middle of the ground. Meanwhile, a short corner was forced by the Saints and a neat deflection by Royce Jackson had …

3 years ago